Introduction to R

Lecturers Two members of the Statistical Consulting Service, ETH Zurich
Certificate Confirmation of participation

Users from all professional groups who have basic knowledge in statistics.

  • CHF 600.- for members of UZH/ETH and associated institutes
  • CHF 800.- for alumni of UZH/ETH, members of other universities, the public sector and non-profit organizations
  • CHF 1200.- for companies
Persons without current employment can register for the UZH/ETH fee upon request.
English/German (depending on the composition of the participants)

The course gives an introduction to working with R efficiently. Among other topics, data import, basic data manipulation and data visualization are discussed. In addition, the course shows how to conduct and interpret commonly used statistical methods (especially linear regression) in an example-driven way. When possible, brief insights into specialized packages (e.g., knitr, ggplot2, etc.) will be included.

The course requires no previous experience with R, but participants are expected to have at least basic knowledge of statistics (to the extent of, e.g., an introductory lecture). The statistical basics will be briefly repeated with a focus on linear regression.

For all Zurich R Courses participants should bring their own laptops to the course and will be informed by email in advance which packages they need to install.


February 15-16, 2018


September 13-14, 2018

  After registering you will receive a short automatic confirmation by email. If you received this email you are successfully and bindingly registered for the course. For administrative reasons the written invoice won't be sent out until about two weeks before the course.